Bookplate on front pastedown of "Bibliothèque de Mr. Beaupré, Conseiller à la Cour de Nancy," signed "E. Thiéry" and "Imp. Delâtre, Paris."
The volume of fashion plates or "gravures de mode" was possibly assembled by the magistrate and antiquary from Nancy, Jean-Nicolas Beaupré (1795-1869). It features the work of five printmakers and printers active in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV, Nicolas Arnoult (15 plates), Claude-Auguste Berey (1 plate), Henri and Nicolas Bonnart (1 plate each), and Franz Ertinger (2 plates), and that of the draftsman Jean Dieu de Saint-Jean (5 plates)
Figures standing before a plain backdrop present fashionable dress for different seasons, winter and summer, and for different occasions, such as to remain incognito while strolling the city or for playing instruments, such as the harp, the harpsichord (clavecin), or the violin
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